43069-012: Livelihood Improvement for River Erosion Victims in Assam

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


Assam is the most severely affected area in India in terms of floods and erosion, accounting for 9.4% of the country's total flood-prone area. In Assam, damage due to floods has been caused by two river systems: the Brahmaputra and the Barak. In the subproject areas, flood and riverbank erosion has been a chronic problem, causing enormous damage to lives, crops, livestock, land and property. These impacts cause massive displacement of people, increase landlessness, and force local ... Read More

Country India
Project Number 43069-012
Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Grant No. 9168
Approval Date 05 Oct 2012
Geographical Location Within Assam, Palasbari, Kaziranga and Dibrugarh
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Partnerships (PAR)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)
Safeguard Categories Environment: C
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C


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